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  Yulia Tymoshenko 03 December 2004  
Ukraine's Iron Lady?

As the political crisis in Ukraine continues and hundreds of thousands of people are still out on the streets demonstrating over the alleged rigging of the presidential election, one woman stands out among all the men in the power struggle. 

With her pigtailed hair tied in a bun in Ukrainian peasant style, Yulia Tymoshenko appears at the right-hand side of the opposition leader, Viktor Yuschchenko, inflaming the protestors with her impassioned oratory. 

She’s been called Ukraine’s Iron Lady and Joan of Arc.  But who is she and how much power does she wield?
 
 
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